Sivan Levy

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Sivan Levy
Opening Acts for Junip - José González - Feb 2014
Background information
Birth name Sivan Levy
Born (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 27)
Origin Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Genres Alternative pop, singer-songwriter
Labels unsigned
Website [1]

Sivan Levy (Hebrew: סִיוָן לֵּוִי) is an Israeli singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and actress.

Early life[edit]

Levy studied music at the Alon School of Arts, graduating at 2007. Upon her graduation, Levy started her military service as a singer for the IDF Musical Ensemble.


In 2009, upon completing her service, Sivan launched her film career while performing her first role in the film Burning Mooki, directed by Lena and Slava Chaplin. In 2011, she played the main role in Veronika Kedar’s feature film Joe and Belle, as well as a role in Invisible, directed by Michal Aviad and starring Ronit Elkabetz. Sivan starred in the film 6 acts,[1] directed by Jonathan Gurfinkel, and received for it the award of the best actress for 2012 - Haifa International festival, The Israeli academy award for Best leading Actress 2013 and the Israeli critic award for 2013. Her upcoming work includes a French speaking role Ava [2] in the feature film Inch’Allah,[3] a Canadian-French film, directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette.

Her television work started in 2009, when she joined the cast of the renowned prime time TV series Imalle on Channel 2, directed by Ram Nehari. During that year she also played in Room Service, directed by Eitan Aner. In 2010, Sivan had the opportunity to once again work with directors Lena and Slava Chaplin and starred in the TV film In the Prime of Her Life, a modern adaptation of the works of Israeli renowned author Shai Agnon. The film was made for the Israeli Channel 1. In 2011, Sivan played in the TV series Yechefilm, directed by Ori Sivan. Her upcoming work includes House of Wishes, directed by Haim Bouzaglo (2013)

Levy has also created and starred in well-received short films: Cherchez la femme (2008), co-directed with Eyal Bromberg, featured on ARTE, presented at the Tel Aviv arts museum and selected for the Berlinale in 2009 via the "Fucking Different Tel Aviv" special project and Water Wells (2010) with Iyar Dyoman as well as composed the original soundtrack, also had a worldwide festivals exposure, as 'Outfest' of Sundance. Her third film, Dina & Noel, which she directed with Natalie Melamed, composed the soundtrack with Gil Lewis and starred with Glenn T. Perocho, Will compete at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, in The Generation 14 plus section.

Currently Levy is working on her debut album which would be in English.

Film and television credits[edit]

List of film and television credits
Year Title Role Director Notes
2007 Burning Mooki Rachel Amar (Rocha Mizrachi) Lina Chaplin and Slava Chaplin Feature film
Cherchez La Femme Woman X Sivan Levy and Eyal Bromberg Video Art, 7 min. Co-created and starred. Featured on ARTE, presented at the 'Tel Aviv arts museum' and selected for the Berlinale in 2009 via the 'Fucking Different Tel Aviv' special project
2008 Ima'lle Rotem Ram Nehari TV series, 8 episodes.
Room Service Hamotal Eitan Aner TV series, 1 episode
2009 Joe + Belle Belle (Lead) Veronica Kedar The film won the Israeli Oscar for the best independent film
2010 In the Prime of Her Life Tirza (Lead) Lina Chaplin and Slava Chaplin Contemporary adaptation of Shay Agnon’s novel.
Water Wells Inka Sivan Levy and Iyar Dyoman Short film, 14 min. co-created, starred and composed the original soundtrack
2011 Invisible Dana Michal Aviad The film won in citation from the jury in panorama category at the Berlin International Film Festival
Barefoot Fanny Ori Sivan TV series, 2 episodes.
2012 Inch'Allah Ava Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette Screened at Toronto Film Festival
A lead role in French.
Six Acts Gili (Lead) Jonathan Gurfinkel Ophir Award for Best Actress

Haifa International Film Festival Award for Best actress

Dina & Noel Dina Sivan Levy and Natalie Melamed Screened at Berlinale Festival, Generation 14 plus
2013 The End Sivan Veronica Kedar (Post Production)
House of Wishes Aya Haim Bouzaglo (Post Production)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Halligan, Fionnuala (28 September 2012). "Boosted by a riveting, at times painfully honest performance from Sivan Levy in the lead role". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Brown, Phil (23 November 2012). "Levy who has a particularly challenging role at the center of the film’s tragedy that she delivers with stark realism...". Dork Shelf. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Young, Deborah (13 September 2012). "Sivan Levy brings a pleasing psychological complexity to the Israeli character Ava". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 October 2012.